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. >>> demonstrators in washington call on u.s. the do more in relation to the kidnapped ghirls nigeria. >>> world press freedom day. >>> on the trail of a deadly disease that found its way to indiana. >>> and the n.b.a.'s latest move to oust clippers' owner donald sterling. . >>> hugs and relief in ukraine as seven european observers held by separatists are freed. it comes a day after fighting in the southern city of odessa killed dozens of pro-russia activists, many in a clash. today the city held visuals to commemorate the dead. at this hour ukraine inches closer to civil war. the military is stepping up its offensive. the conflict is spreading to other parts of the country. paul brennan has the latest from the eastern city of konstantinovka. >> reporter: burning cars and dabry were evidence of what looked like a day of fighting between ukranian soldiers and pro-russian separatists. vehicles and tyres became barricades, set alike to try to keep the government troops at bay. >> there's a lot of victims from both sides, from the civilians and fighters. people who were going to work were insecured
playing out in nigeria where hundreds of teenage girls were kidnapped from their school. coming home from war, a former child soldier returns to the village he was kidnapped from. >>>. >>> welcome back to al jazeera america. here are the top stories remember following at this hour: in ukraine, separatists have freed the european mediators held captive for the last week. the second day of military action is underway as the government in kiev takes back some separatist strongholds. >>> in afghanistan, a rescue operation has been abandoned after a laid slide buried an entire town. afghan officials say over 2,000 people are dead and the recovery focus has shifted to assisting the more than 4,000 people who are displaced. >>> this is world press freedom day and the 126th day of captivity in egypt for three al jazeera journalists who are accused of falsifying news of conspiring with the muslim brotherhood. charges both they and al jazeera deny. the men appeared in court for a 7th time today and were once again denied bail. >>> the u.s. is offering to help locate some 300 young girls abducted fr
month. nearly 300 students are still missing after being taken from their school in northern nigeria more than two weeks ago. kerry made the announcement in ethiopia during his tour of africa. >> let me be clear: the kidnapping of hundreds of children by boka har a.m. is unconscionable and we will do everything to support the niger yam government to return these young women to of their homes. >> seven people have been killed in a bombing in mogadishu. police say there is a targeting of former local government official killed in the explosion. >>> final rallies are beg held ahead of next week's election. facing the toughest challenge yet, likely to return to power, tania page explains >> reporter: the blue of the democratic alliance filled the hall like a rising tide. although it's more popular than ever, it's small compared to the governing national congress. it's south africa's biggest opposition party. >> if our government was doing its work properly, south africa would be attracting much more investors and the economy would be growing much faster to create the jobs we need to tac
. >> they are looking for hundreds of girls abducted from a school in nigeria. it is believed there is a group behind the missing. as we report relatives are criticizing the authorities and saying they are left with more questions than answers. >> the confusion is continuing over a how many girls were abducted by armed men from a school northeast of nigeria two weeks ago and the police are saying 276 girls are still missing, out of 300 that were initially taken. a figure far higher than what was previously reported by the government and military. the police say it is because they were visiting students from other schools who are initially unaccounted for. some relatives say it could be true, several of his nieces w e ducted and still missing. >> [indiscernible] from a war zone area. all secondary schools come to do an exam and asparents we are called to write down the children's name that may be lost. those people were not informed. >> they are taking part in the protests over too government and the military's rescuing of the girls. but nobody knows for certain where they are. they believed an armed
year. >>> the effort to found kidnapped school girls in nigeria goes global as leaders across the world speak out and against the abductions. officials are confused about who is missing. >> the number of americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped to lowest levels since 2008. some say it gives false hope. plus historical treasure, a black and white film capturing a notorious moment in >> good morning to you. welcome back to aljazeera.com. i'll morgan radford live in new york. these are the top stories. ukraine suffering its most violent day in nearly three months. clashes erupting in the black sea city of odessa between pro-russian and ukranian supporters. nearly 14 were killed, 31 from a government building fire. this comes as kiev continues its military assault on separatists in eastern cities. u.s. troops in afghanistan on standby to help find victims of a mud slide. a village was wiped out in the hills killing 2,000 people. a res would you operation is under way as search crews dig for varied people. a virus infected 300 people in saudi arabia confirmed in the united states of t
. nigeria's missing girls concern and anger growing around the globe. a stunning estimate of how many were actually kidnapped. how they did it? a new theory that might explain how the ancient egyptians build the pyramids. >>> they call them the thread head. the music and music fans that helped bring back new orleans. richelle, the briefing. >> in odessa in the south of be you ukraine, pro-russian forces in the east. more than 500 are nearly dead in a landslide that wiped out an entire north afghanistan village, authorities not helpful. more than 2,000 people thrif there. authorities expect more mudslides in the coming days. >>> and in northern ireland, police have 48 more hours to question gerry adams the leader of the political party sinn fein. being held with the possible commission of a murder. murder in this case was a belfast widow, raising questions about the stability of the province's catholic protestant government. we should know more john. >> thank you richelle. calls mers, the middle east respiratory viers. the health care worker in indiana came down with the virus, first detect
. and alarming new details about the kidnappings in nigeria. the number of girls kidnapped now higher than reported. >> our current system has gone very far awry... >> there's huge pressure on the police to arrest and find somebody guilty >> i think the system is going to fail a lot of other people. >> you convicted the wrong person >> i find that extraordinarily disappointing... >> to keep me from going to jail, i needed to cooperate. >> somebody can push you in a death chamber >> it's not a joke >> the system with joe beringer only on al jazeera america u >>> again, we are following breaking news out of afghanistan, at least 350 people have been killed in landslide according to the united nations. the fear is the number could grow into the thousands. the slide reportedly burying an entire village in the country's northeast. we're joined by phone now from a correspondent from kaboul. what do we know of the extent of the injuries and casualties. >> reporter: the slide is believed to be been caused by heavy rainfall, and in district [ inaudible ] bordering with china, and now local official
with african union officials to discuss south sudan's conflict. >> meanwhile, a dar bomb has rocked nigeria leaving 12 people there on the outs skirts of abuja, not far from the attack that killed 70 people weeks ago. this latest blast coming days before it is set to hold the world economic forum on africa >> reporter: the car bomb exploded very close to a checkpoint manned by soldiers and police. just a few kilometers from the city center. there were fatalities and injuries. survivors were rushed to h hospital. >> i fell down. my brother was standing with me. >> the security agents here were on duty to stop something like this happening. so there may be questions about how such an attack could happen right under their noses. just over two weeks ago, a bomb exploded at a bus station in almost the exact sameplace, killing 75 people. >> the leader of boko haram claimed responsibility. he challenges the government to go after his group. >> look at us. we are right within your city, abjua, and you don't know how to find us. >> hours before this latest blast, the government told al jazeera it h
two weeks since 234 girls have been kidnapped in nigeria, many angry over what they say is inaction to bring back the girls. >> reporter: yes, bring back our girls is the hashtag people are using to bring back the girls. look at what russell simmons tweeted out earlier today. 234 nigerian girls have gone missing and no one is talking about it. now some people have been posting imagines of themselves with signs like this one saying any of the 234 could have been your daughter. bring back our girls. and also, don't play politics with the lives of innocent girls. and take a look at what was written. abduction of our girls is a great worry. the post abduction effect is the greater worry, and she writes rape, violence against girls, h.i.v. a.i.d.s. these are the outcomes of any delay to bring back our girls. you also have this group of students. my students decided to show solidarity for the mission. and they write bring back our girls. we are the future. save our friends. our girls have a right to life. these are just some of the images that are coming out on social media about this, an
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